Fells to Everest

From the Fells to Everest


Explore Borrowdale’s surrounding landscape, as part of a free walk and talk being led by the record-breaking young adversity adventurer and author Alex Staniforth on Sunday 19th August.

Organised by YHA Borrowdale, the event will feature a walk which departs the youth hostel at 10am, followed by Alex hosting a talk at the youth hostel at 7pm. Alex will share his dramatic experiences of his two Everest attempts and his recent Climb the UK charity challenge, which saw him climb the highest peak in every UK county. At both events, Alex will be a giving away a signed copy of his book Icefall.

The event is open to everyone, however places are limited and booking for both the walk and talk is recommended.

Book an overnight stay here. If you have any questions or require any more information, please contact YHA Borrowdale on 01234 567890.

Although the From the Fells to Everest event is free, Alex is requesting that donations are made to YHA (England and Wales) to enable the youth charity to fund more life changing trips and experiences for young people.

What makes it special

  • Explore the scenery around Borrowdale
  • Meet inspirational young adventurer Alex Staniforth

The walk will start at 10am, Sunday 19 August.



Hostels nearby

YHA Borrowdale Exterior

YHA Borrowdale

Camping and Cabins
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available

From the Fells to Everest

Unknown location

Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY254142

Lat/Lng: 54.518275, -3.152401

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.

Indoor climbing wall

Ambleside Climbing Wall

Here at Ambleside Climbing Wall there's an indoor climbing wall, bouldering room, and cafe. There's also a room dedicated to climbing gear, which can be hired.


Brockhole Visitor Centre

Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere.  See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'.  Brows

Go Ape

Go Ape

Go Ape has several locations across the UK where you can climb and fly through the trees. If it's adrenaline fuelled family fun you're after then look no further.

Beatrix Potter Hill Top

Hill Top (Beatrix Potter)

Full of her favourite things, the house looks like Beatrix has just stepped out for a walk. Don't miss the lovely cottage garden.

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

Watch otters swim from the underwater tunnel, stroll through the tropical rainforest and explore the seashore discovery zone.


The World of Beatrix Potter

Take a walk through Miss Potter's famous tales, complete with animatronics and walk-through scenes from her stories. Don't forget to exit through the gift shop!

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

Visit the barely-changed home of famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. You'll find plenty to inspire you in the museum too.


Walking and Rambling in Ambleside

A range of information on local walks is available from the hostel - just ask at reception and our friendly staff will be able to recommend a great walk for you.


Watersports in Ambleside

The Lake District was made for wild swimming and with this hostel right on the edge of England's largest lake, Windermere, it would be rude not to.

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake

One of the most beautifully located theatres in England, hosting film and literary festivals throughout the year.

Derwentwater boat trips

Boat trips on Derwentwater

Cruise the lake stopping at the lakeshore jetties where you can change boats, or enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest

The Altura Trail which puts altitude into mountain biking or there's a Go Ape! with it's high wire forest adventure course.


Osprey View Point

Spectacular view of the ospreys flying to and from their nest and, most amazing of all, catching fish from Bassenthwaite Lake.

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere. Visit the website